Hawke's Bay Beach

Hawke's Bay Beach
A view over the beach
Location Karachi
Coordinates 24°51′37″N 66°51′49″E  /  24.860202°N 66.863654°E  / 24.860202; 66.863654
Geology Beach

Hawke's Bay or Hawkesbay is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located 20 km at south-west of Karachi. This beach is named after Bladen Wilmer Hawke, who owned a beach house here in 1930s. Hundreds of people visit here daily for swimming, camel and horse riding and for vacations.[1][2]

Marine Life [ edit ]

Endangered Green sea turtle

This beach is known for being a nesting ground of Green sea turtle and Olive ridley sea turtle during winter months. WWF has also organised a "wetland centre" on this beach for informations regarding turtles.[3]

Hawkes Bay incident [ edit ]

Various accidents have occurred due to lack of proper security and damaged boats used for giving rides to people.

  • In February 1983, a Shia pilgrim was drowned at this beach.[1]
  • On 19 July 2015, four boys drowned in this beach.[4]
  • On 9 September 2017, 12 people from three different families drowned in this beach of Karachi.[5]
  • On 11 July 2019, a teenager Kamran (age 14) and an adult Moiz Younus (age 24) drowned while on picnic with family.[6]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ CITIES: A KARACHI BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sibtain Naqvi, Dawn Newspaper, July 30, 2017
  3. ^ "Hawkes Bay Beach in Karachi: A Wonderfully Sunny & Sandy Beach". Group In. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Four drown in Karachi's Hawkes Bay beach".
  5. ^ "Karachi: 12 people drown at Hawke's Bay | Samaa Digital". Samaa TV.
  6. ^ "Two drown off Hawkesbay". Dawn. July 12, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.

External link [ edit ]

Media related to Hawksbay Beach, Karachi at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 24°51′37″N66°51′49″E / 24.860202°N 66.863654°E / 24.860202; 66.863654

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